Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

Cut your risk of developing prediabetes by adding these delicious foods to your diet (15 Photos)

Alice Lesch Kelly on Apr 3, 2011 at 2:10AM

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Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

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Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

Lima Beans

Also known as butter beans because of their creamy texture, lima beans are high in soluble fiber. “Soluble fiber slows digestion and prevents blood sugar from rising too quickly after you eat,” says Angela Ginn-Meadow, R.D., a diabetes educator and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.
Best bet: Never eat raw lima beans—they contain a cyanide-like toxin that can make you sick.
Other beans with lots of soluble fiber: Kidney, navy, black, pinto
Try this: Choose fresh lima beans over frozen when you can, suggests Carol Hildebrand, coauthor of 500 Three-Ingredient Recipes. “Shell the beans, simmer them for about 25 minutes and drain. Then saute with chopped ham, diced red onion and a dash of red pepper or vinegar.”

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